Stories and Testimonials


Making a national impact

When he was in high school, Evan Kirksey was shy - "kind of nerdy and kind of introverted," he says. To help him overcome his shyness, Evan's father, Daren '87, '89, urged him to join speech and debate at Willard High School.

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A life of service, mission and inspiration

In preparation for the mission field, Janice Sartin '64 earned her associate of arts degree from Southwest Baptist College, a BS in elementary education from then-Southwest Missouri State University, a master's in social work from Tulane University and a master's in religious education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. But, God had other plans for "Ms. Janice."

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COVID-19 puts CGC projects on hold

As the world began to shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, SBU's Center for Global Connections had to keep its mission project teams home as the campus transitioned to remote learning for the remainder of the semester.

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Counseling in a pandemic

Life for a college student is difficult enough without a global pandemic being thrown into the mix. At SBU, students have counseling services available to them.

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Out at Home

SBU spring athletes lose seasons, careers to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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Charting the Course

SBU's Center for Teaching and Learning provides guidance to SBU faculty for remote learning.

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In-person to online

The COVID-19 global pandemic sends SBU students home to finish the Spring semester.

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"Be a light to the world"

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we go about our day-to-day lives. It has claimed thousands of lives and sickened many more. During these vulnerable and uncertain times, Southwest Baptist University alumni are stepping in and stepping up where they are to be the servant leaders they are called to be. A few of our alumni, who are doing just that, were featured in the most recent edition of SBUlife.

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